March/Arpil 2006 Contributors

Contributors | March/April 2006

Julia Whitty ("The Fate of the Ocean") is the author of the forthcoming book There Are Many Souls Embodied in Water: Tales From the Coral World. She has been making nature documentaries for the past 25 years, specializing in underwater films. Whitty’s last article for Mother Jones was “Accounting Coup” (September/October 2005), a profile of Native American activist Elouise Cobell.

Michael W. Robbins ("The Catch" is the former editor of Audubon and Oceans magazines. His most recent book, The Hiking Companion, combines travel advice with tales of his own experiences on the major trails of North America.

H. Bruce Franklin (cover and "Net Losses"), John Cotton Professor of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, has written and edited 18 books on American culture and history. His years of pondering the sea have included working as a deckhand on tugboats in New York harbor and serving as president of the Melville Society.

Dick Russell ("Collateral Damage") is a longtime sport fisherman and environmental journalist whose most recent book is Striper Wars: An American Fish Story.

Marla Cone ("On Thin Ice") is a writer for the Los Angeles Times and the author of Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic.

Yuko Shimizu (Cover and "The Fate of the Ocean") is an illustrator who lives in New York City. Her work has appeared in such venues as MTV, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone.


Julia Whitty
H. Bruce Franklin
Yuko Shimizu

Jack Fairweather
Kike Arnal
Scott Carrier

Jack Fairweather ("Heroes in Error") was Baghdad bureau chief for the Daily Telegraph for two years and currently contributes to Harper’s Magazine and the New Internationalist. During the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was embedded with the British military.

Tim Shorrock ("The Street Samaritans") is a journalist based in Memphis, Tennessee, where he moved last year after living for 23 years in Washington, D.C. He writes about U.S. foreign policy, East Asia, and corporate misuse of power for many publications at home and abroad. He is working on a book about national security.

Kike Arnal ("The Street Samaritans") is a Venezuelan photographer and documentary filmmaker based in New York City. His photographs have been featured in the New York Times, Life, and Newsweek, among others. His video, Yanomami Malaria, produced for the Discovery Channel, covered the spread of disease among populations of indigenous people in the northern Amazon.

Scott Carrier ("In a Brothel Atop Street 63") is an independent radio producer and writer based in Salt Lake City. His work has been broadcast on “All Things Considered,” “This American Life,” and “Marketplace” and has appeared in magazines such as Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. A collection of his essays, Running After Antelope, was published in 2001.